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Dave Canal
April 19, 2018

Like most people, I’ve the term half-life for years.  It always seemed to be used in reference to a prescription drug’s time of effectiveness.  So I was surprised when I heard it used by record executive Clive Davis about his business.  He had used the term to describe a song writer’s life span of creativity.  That reference got my attention. ...

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Dave Canal
March 16, 2018

The other day, I was sitting in a restaurant with a friend watching a basketball game.   My friend is also in the investment business.  The game must have become boring because we started talking about the business.    The change of topic caused my sub-conscious to activate.  I found myself saying, “Geoff, it has always bothered me how the...

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Dave Canal
February 06, 2018

It's a new year, so we'd like to take a moment to share with you our Capital Markets Overview in which we recap 2017 and look ahead to 2018 and beyond for stocks and fixed income. 

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Dave Canal
January 09, 2018

The start of a new year is globally a time of celebration.   It is a new beginning with a universal theme of optimism.  But how many of us in the past 10-15 years have genuinely felt a sense of anticipation as a New Year began?   This year we can and should feel that way.  The long-term average Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the United States...

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Do we have the capability to eliminate booms and busts in economic activity? The answer in my judgment is no, because there is no tool to change human nature. Too often people are prone to recurring bouts of optimism and pessimism.

– Alan Greenspan